ᔥ Scottish Book Trust
SCOTTISH crime writer Shona MacLean has been forced to change her name – to S G MacLean – to make her novels more appealing to men.
The change follows the publication of three successful historical crime books under her full name. The title of her latest novel has also been truncated in its paperback form, to make it more punchy and eye-catching.It's a man's world ... but it ain't nothin' without a wee lass.
And, yes, she is related to another famous Scots writer. If you don't know Alistair MacLean by name, I'll wager you know some his books -- or the movies based on them.